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Thyroid Problems and Pregnancy? ~* Mandy *~ 4 kids; Pennsylvania 1631 posts
23rd Apr '13

After giving birth to my second child I was told that my thyroid was I am not sure if its hyper or hypothyroidism. But we were not able to get pregnant for a few years. And now that I finally am pregnant I was wondering if anyone knew of risks with this disorder and if it could harm the little one? I asked my doctor and he just said take your synthroid and you will be okay... that doesnt really answer anything... I am nervous..

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
23rd Apr '13

If you're on synthroid you're probably hypo. He is right though, they'll monitor your level more often but as long as you take your medicine you'll be fine. Did he mention that you shouldn't take your prenatal until at least 4 hrs after you take your synthroid?

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
23rd Apr '13

Yep I take synthroid every morning :/ you hafta wait 4 hours before taking ANY vitamins, antacids, or anything like that. So I take my synthroid when I wake up and wait at least 4 hours to take my protonix (which is for extreme heartburn and stuff) and then take my prenatal before bed. Thyroid problems won't effect baby tho as long as you take your meds :)

~* Mandy *~ 4 kids; Pennsylvania 1631 posts
23rd Apr '13

No, but I talked to the pharmacist about it because I have read on the bottle in the past to not take any until a few hours after. So I take the synthroid in the am and the prenatal in the pm.

~* Mandy *~ 4 kids; Pennsylvania 1631 posts
23rd Apr '13

I heard that the only problems that occur with thyroid issues and pregnancy is that its difficult to get pregnant... but I still worry about everything because I dont want anything happen since we have been trying for so long.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~* Mandy *~:</b>" I heard that the only problems that occur with thyroid issues and pregnancy is that its difficult to ... [snip!] ... get pregnant... but I still worry about everything because I dont want anything happen since we have been trying for so long."</blockquote>



I don't think it will make a difference now that you are already pregnant :) cobgrats!

GoldenGirls 1 child; North Carolina 1225 posts
23rd Apr '13

I know that when I was pregnant with DD, my doctor upped my meds to make sure my TSH levels stayed between 2 and 3. He said it was healthier for baby.



I always took my synthroid in the am and prenatals at night. It was easier for me.



I think it's different for everyone, trying to get pregnant with hypothyroidism. All of my sisters have it, and they all have kids 2 years apart, my mother had no trouble conceiving my sisters and I. It took me exactly 12 months after the birth of DD to get pregnant, and it ended in miscarriage. Just easier for some than it is for others. But, I do have a worse case of hypothyroidism than my mother and sisters, so that could be it.



I know that after DD was born, my thyroid gland took a dump on itself. I went from taking 75 mcgs to 125 in less than 6 months. And I just went back to the doctor's because my hair is falling out, my skin is dry and I am so exhausted I want to cry. I would be cautious about that and as soon as baby is born, be religious about getting your levels checked.

~* Mandy *~ 4 kids; Pennsylvania 1631 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting GoldenGirls:" I know that when I was pregnant with DD, my doctor upped my meds to make sure my TSH levels stayed between ... [snip!] ... I want to cry. I would be cautious about that and as soon as baby is born, be religious about getting your levels checked."


Yeah before I found out I was pregnant I was getting stressed out cause my hair was thinning and falling out and gained a bit of weight... my thyroid has been swollen and noticable swollen if you look at my neck. They have me on 100mg. I am worried that after giving birth it will get worse like it did with my last pregnancy.

GoldenGirls 1 child; North Carolina 1225 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting ~* Mandy *~:" Yeah before I found out I was pregnant I was getting stressed out cause my hair was thinning and falling ... [snip!] ... at my neck. They have me on 100mg. I am worried that after giving birth it will get worse like it did with my last pregnancy."


I have a pretty noticeable goiter also. I hate it.



You never know. With my sister, it got worse only with her first pregnancy. Her subsequent pregnancies, she was fine. My mother...I don't know. I know mine got really bad. But, mine was also very bad starting out. My sister didn't get diagnosed until after she had my oldest nephew.